700,000 California homes now have solar panels; what does this mean for everyone else’s rates? “This is the future,” one of my neighbors recently told me, proudly showing off his … Continue Reading Why Am I Paying $65/year for Your Solar Panels?
Governments should use markets and infrastructure to achieve their phase-out targets. I recently spent a week with executives from Electricite de France (EDF). That meant I heard a lot about … Continue Reading Killing Nuclear and Coal the European Way
(Today’s post is co-authored with Veronica Irastorza, who is a graduate of UC Berkeley’s Goldman School of Public Policy and former Undersecretary of Energy in Mexico. Veronica is Associate Director at NERA … Continue Reading Are Mexican Renewables Really this Cheap?
Externalities from shipping crude by rail are still disproportionally larger than those from pipeline transport. My twitter feed exploded late last week. And no, I am not talking about the … Continue Reading The Keystone Pipeline’s XL-ish Spill
It’s time to make critical peak pricing more flexible. For meteorological reasons that I don’t pretend to understand, the same weather phenomenon that brought the devastating hurricane Harvey to Texas … Continue Reading Peak Electricity Pricing 2.0
What’s up with record low renewable energy prices? Policy innovation is key to harnessing renewable energy potential. There’s a revolution happening in the world of renewable energy policy. At last … Continue Reading The Renewable Energy Auction Revolution
In one of the best commencement speeches ever, the Australian composer, lyricist, and comedian, Tim Minchin told students at University of Western Australia, “We must think critically and not just … Continue Reading Making Policy in an Uncertain World